My mother just brought me the first slice of her pre-Christmas batch of Saffron Cake, and a lovely cup of tea to go with.

I was going to be all MY SAFFRON CAKE, LET ME SHOW YOU IT, only I can't, because my digital camera seems to be broken.


*eats cake anyway*

ETA: The camera problem is Canon's fault. So now I have to ship it back to them, right before Christmas when I need it most. Gnaarrr.


Dec. 6th, 2006 04:25 pm
rj_anderson: (Saffron Cake)
My Inner Editor and I have come to a truce. Fixing Chapter Four turned out to be positively simple after a good night's sleep ("Weeping endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," and all that). Then when I re-read Chapter Eight, which two months ago was the Worst Chapter Ever, and discovered that it was actually rather good in parts, I felt much better overall. I still have a few technical glitches to fix, and I'm still dealing ruthlessly with redundant and overused phrases wherever I find them, but I no longer feel as though I am up to my armpits in a cistern of my own authorial suckitude.

I went to the doctor this week about a strange visual/neurological symptom I've been experiencing every six weeks or so, with a blurred halo around my vision and wavy/jagged lines on the right side. Turns out that I am having migraine auras without the headache part. Funky! Now I can stop worrying and enjoy the ride, since it's probably the closest I'll ever get to synaesthesia.

I have a lovely fat slab of saffron cake, fresh from my mother's oven, and a steaming cup of Earl Grey. All's right with the world. to get at least one other person to add saffron cake to their Interests list. And mean it. Don't do it if you don't know what it is or don't sincerely like it. But my mother's family surely can't be the only Cornish expatriates to whom this stuff is ambrosia?


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